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WCI Communities, Inc.
WCI Communities Forms Special Committee
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- WCI Communities, Inc. ("WCI" or the "Company") (NYSE:WCI) today announced that the Board of Directors has formed a Special Committee of disinterested members of the Board of Directors to review and evaluate alternative restructuring proposals that the Company may receive from potential investors, including affiliates, on behalf of the Board of Directors and WCI. The Special Committee is comprised of Don E. Ackerman, who will serve as Chairman of the committee, Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Hilliard M. Eure, III and Jonathan R. Macey.
Michael Flora & Associates
Michael Flora Agency Receives People's Voice Award for Best Website -- Insurance Category
TROY, Mich., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Troy, Michigan-based advertising agency Michael Flora & Associates has received the 12th Annual Webby People's Voice Award for Best Website-Insurance Category of 2008. This prestigious international award recognizes the design of the web site www.DontbeBob.com for agency client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM).
Meade Instruments Corporation
Meade Instruments Announces Sale of Simmons Brand for Cash Proceeds of $7.25 Million
IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Meade Instruments Corp. (Nasdaq:MEAD), a leading designer and manufacturer of optical products, including telescopes, binoculars and microscopes, today announced that it has signed and closed an agreement to divest its Simmons brand and related inventory to Bushnell Outdoor Products for approximately $7.25 million in cash. The Company will focus on its core business of astronomical telescopes, telescope accessories, binoculars and spotting telescopes, and other optical products.
Talon Therapeutics, Inc.
Hana Biosciences Receives Notice From Nasdaq
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hana Biosciences (Nasdaq:HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, today announced that it received a letter on June 11, 2008, from the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., notifying the company that for the last 30 consecutive business days prior to the letter, the bid price of the Company's common stock has closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued inclusion under Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(4) (the "Rule"). The letter stated that, in accordance with Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(8)(D), the Company will be provided 180 calendar days, or until December 8, 2008, to regain compliance with the Rule provided the Company is also in compliance with all other listing requirements. For the time being, the Company's common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "HNAB."
Hancock Holding Company
Hancock Horizon Burkenroad Fund Receives Five-Star Rating From Morningstar
GULFPORT, Miss., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) announced today that the Hancock Horizon Burkenroad Fund Class D -- inspired by a recognized educational program in equities research at Tulane University -- has received a five-star overall rating from Morningstar. The Burkenroad Fund joins the Hancock Horizon Value Fund with this distinguished honor. A five-star rating is the highest rating Morningstar issues and is given to the top 10 percent of funds in a similar group. The ratings are objective and based entirely on mathematical evaluation of past performance (after adjusting for risk and accounting for all sales charges).
Meade Instruments Corporation
Meade Instruments Announces Q4 and Full Year 2008 Conference Call and Webcast
IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Meade Instruments Corp. (Nasdaq:MEAD), today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2008 results before the market opens on Monday, June 16, 2008. Management will conduct a conference call to discuss results on Monday, June 16, 2008, before the market opens, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Mariner's Choice International, Inc.
Mariner's Choice Continues to Expand Its Marketing Reach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mariner's Choice International Inc., (Pink Sheets:MCII) is expanding its marketing reach and exposure through utilization of traditional media, distributors, agents, affiliates, and by creating "customer evangelists".
OPNET Technologies, Inc.
OPNET to Present At Collins Stewart 4th Annual Growth Conference in New York
BETHESDA, Md., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT), a leading provider of software products for managing networks and applications, today announced that company representatives will be presenting at the Collins Stewart 4th Annual Growth Conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, July 8th, at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
DISH Network Corporation
DISH Network Offers Sneak Preview of Summer Comedy Finding Amanda
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH), the nation's third largest pay-TV provider and the digital television leader, announced today that its DISH Network(r) Pay-Per-View and DISH On Demand services will offer a sneak preview of Finding Amanda starting June 13, 2008, two weeks prior to its theatrical release. Finding Amanda is made available to DISH Network Pay-Per-View and DISH On Demand through an agreement with Magnolia Pictures and HDNet.